'There Is No Meritocracy': College Admissions Scandal Exposes Systemic Rot, Progressives Say

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Among Dozens Charged In Nationwide College Admissions Scheme

Authorities said parents paid the founder of the Edge College & Career Network approximately 25 million dollars to get their children into college.

Arrest warrants were issued Tuesday for 39 parents, including Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, and actress Felicity Huffman.

Loughlin appeared in the ABC sitcom "Full House", and Huffman starred in ABC's "Desperate Housewives". The 54-year-old actress' travel has been restricted to the United States and Canada, as she is filming Garage Sale Mystery, a film series for Hallmark, in Vancouver.

The actress appeared emotionally drained as she was photographed leaving a Downtown Los Angeles courthouse late Tuesday flanked by officers. Magistrate Judge Steven Kim said Loughlin must surrender her passport in December, inform the court of her travel plans and provide evidence of where she's been if asked.

She was among dozens swept up in what prosecutors called the largest college admissions fraud scheme they'd ever seen. Instead, they took her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, into custody, but he was released after posting $1 million bail.

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among almost 50 people indicted in a widespread college admission bribery scandal, authorities announced Tuesday. The consultant also hired ringers to take college entrance exams for students, and paid off insiders at testing centers to correct students' answers.

He also offered investigators a tantalizing tip, one entirely unrelated to stock prices - a Yale University women's soccer coach had asked him for a bribe to help get his daughter admitted into the elite school.

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A number of wealthy Americans, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, have been charged in a U.S. college cheating scam to get their children into top U.S. universities.

According to federal agents, Huffman and Macy also began arrangements for their younger daughter, Georgia, to cheat on the SAT in the same manner, "but ultimately decided not to".

Huffman, Loughlin and dozens of wealthy executives and lawyers were charged with participating in a "large-scale, elaborate fraud" to create a "rigged system" at prominent colleges like Yale, USC, Stanford and UCLA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. "They anxious their daughters are as stupid as their mothers", Kellyanne Conway said in a social media post Tuesday. According to federal prosecutors, she allegedly paid a "charitable contribution" of $15,000 that actually went to pay for someone to help her daughter cheat on her SATs.

Several defendants, including Huffman, were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The parents were then advised to choose one of two test centres that Singer's company said it had control over: one in Houston, Texas, and the other in West Hollywood, California.

According to CNN, Macy is not charged or named in court documents.

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